Charles Waddell Chesnutt

Charles Waddell Chesnutt (HMBJN)

Location: Cleveland, OH 44106 Cuyahoga County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 30.52', W 81° 37.079'

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Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born in Cleveland on June 30, 1858 and died November 15, 1932. He has been called "The pioneer of the color line" and was an author, crusader for racial and social justice, humanitarian, and forerunner of the Harlem Renaissance, a black literary movement from World War I through the mid-1930s. With the publication of The Conjure Woman in 1899, he emerged as the first person of acknowledged African descent to be published by an established publisher of the day. During his diverse career, Chesnutt operated a successful court reporting business, passed the Ohio Bar in 1887 with the highest score, championed the cause of equal rights for all people without regard to caste or color, and published six books: The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, Frederick Douglas, The House Behind the Cedars, The Marrow of Tradition, and The Colonel's Dream.
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HM NumberHMBJN
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number59-18
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Cinergy Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 448428 N 4595410
Decimal Degrees41.50866667, -81.61798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.52', W 81° 37.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 31.20" N, 81° 37' 4.74" W
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Area Code(s)216, 440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10099 Lamont Ave, Cleveland OH 44106, US
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